Enemies of Mimetic Essence: Lacoue-Labarthe As we can see, Derrida clearly regards mimesis as representation, although mimetic representation has no. Deleuze and Lacoue-Labarthe on the Reversal of Platonism: The Mimetic Abyss. David Lane. Among Friedrich Nietzsche’s many daring philosophical declara-. Renaissance world, as Lacoue-Labarthe suggests) and has nothing to do with the role of mimesis in musical expression. It concerns, rather, a question of.

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Doubling in Girardian thought is the process of becoming more and more identical through desiring the other. Desistance by Jacques Derrida.

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Derrida and Girard, however, tend to use mimesis differently. It seems as though mimesis is formed by literary style and not vice versa.

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Mimesis is unique in the sense that it is autonomouseven if it is anything but uncontaminated. Derrida would probably hold that mimesis could exist without lacoue-laarthe.

There is, generally speaking, a fundamental breach between Girard and most contemporary French philosophers on this issue, which I think points to a basic difference concerning their worldview.

Broadly speaking, it can be named as the refusal of the subject to be lost or dismissed, that is, the return of the subject. In his analysis of Greek scapegoating, Derrida mentions that Socrates, whom Plato explicitly designates as a pharmakos, was also made a jimesis. This is, as we have seen, clearly an exaggeration. Lacoue-Labarthe shows, through various explorations of the link between philosophy and literature, that this subjectal return doubles and paralyzes itself.


They were then killed in order to purify the city. Sexuality and Narrative Judith Roof Limited preview – Art, Lacoue-labarthhe, and the Avant-Garde: Rather they should see the overall structure of the whole discourse as governed by desire.

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Lacoue-Labarthe As we can see, Derrida clearly regards mimesis as representation, although mimetic representation has no definitive essence attached to it. Both Girard and Derrida criticize the belief in an inner, revealed truth outside any representation. Contents Desistance by Jacques Derrida.

Anybody interested in the problem of mimesis—whether from a psychoanalytic, platonic, or any other philosophical angle—cannot avoid an encounter with this book. Derrida claims, through a lacoue-labrthe of Lacoue-Labarthe, that Girard wishes to appropriate and identify mimesis, and by that very act, betrays its essence.

The first is subjectal loss—the loss of the subject of philosophy, in literature and mimesis. They do not dismiss mimesis as representation, but they do emphasize two distinct traits in mimesis: This volume of six essays deals with the relation between philosophy and aesthetics, particularly the role of mimesis in a metaphysics of representation. Mimesis in the Works of Girard and Derrida.


University Press Scholarship Online. Science Logic and Mathematics. Derrida actually goes further in ‘The Double Session’. According to Derrida, every affirmative discourse on origins will reveal a Theology.

Heidegger, Mimesis and Critical Belonging. Referring to the Victim. Desire has a tendency to blindfold research, also the research of the deconstructionalists and the Girardians – especially if we do not take into consideration the mimetic destabilizing caused by rivalry.

He is the victim in the desire to create a heterogenous society. A fiercer critique of acquisitive mimesis is found in Lacoue-Labarthe’s work. Enemies of Mimetic Essence: Girard is more concerned about whether imitation meaning what one imitates is substantial and true, than about whether it is a copy or not.

The evil and the outside, the expulsion of the evil, its exclusion out of the body and out of the city ….